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Volume 2 Issue 6, June 2019

Volume 2 Issue 6

A new look for body sensor networks

Clothing made from a conductive fabric that supports surface-plasmon-like modes at radio frequencies can be used to connect wearable sensors around the body, creating a secure and energy-efficient body sensor network. The cover shows a photograph of a wirelessly powered Bluetooth module, that can transmit data to a nearby smartphone, placed on this metamaterial textile.

See Tian et al. and News & Views by Yuce

Image: Xi Tian, National University of Singapore. Cover Design: Allen Beattie.


  • Editorial |

    As electronic devices continue to evolve, the metrology methods required to characterize them also need to evolve.

Comment & Opinion

  • Q&A |

    Lucas Pope, creator of the video game Return of the Obra Dinn, tells Nature Electronics about game development and the future of gaming.

    • Christiana Varnava

Research Highlights

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    A read-out scheme inspired by dynamic random access memory could help deliver scalable quantum computers.

    • Fabio Sebastiano
  • News & Views |

    Surface plasmons propagating on conductive fabrics can be used to connect wearable sensors around the body, creating a secure and versatile body area network.

    • Mehmet Rasit Yuce
  • News & Views |

    With the help of algorithms for target tracking and removal of random body-movement noise, a radio-frequency sensor can track multiple people and monitor their individual vital signs in a real-world setting.

    • Changzhi Li


  • Perspective |

    This Perspective examines the potential role of conductive atomic force microscopy in the development of nanoelectronics, exploring possible characterization strategies, enhanced electronics for the technique and improved multiprobe approaches.

    • Fei Hui
    • Mario Lanza



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